The author takes as his starting point the idea that men who rebel, despite many differences in character, resemble each other in some fundamental ways. He poses three questions: Why does a man become a revolutionist? What attributes of personality enable him to become an effective revolutionary leader? What psychological attributes enable a man to effect the transition to power? By focusing on the personalities of three important revolutionists he hypothesizes a model of a distinctive "revolutionary personality." Lenin, Trotsky, and Gandhi are discussed in terms of trust, pride, courage, industry, confidence, and drive-the values that result from the successful management of the problems of the various stages of psycho-sexual growth.
Originally published in 1967.
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Автор: Kelly John Название: Contemporary Trotskyism ISBN: 1138943819 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781138943810 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 4041 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Almost 80 years after Leon Trotsky founded the Fourth International, there are now Trotskyist organizations in 57 countries, including most of Western Europe and Latin America. Yet no Trotskyist group has ever led a revolution or built an enduring mass, political party. Contemporary Trotskyism looks in detail at the influence, resilience and weaknesses of the British Trotskyist movement, from the 1970s to the present day. The book argues that to understand and explain the development, resilience and influence of Trotskyist groups, we need to analyse them as bodies that comprise elements of three types of organization: the political party, the sect and the social movement. It is the properties of these three facets of organization and the interplay between them that gives rise to the most characteristic features of the Trotskyist movement: frenetic activity, rampant divisions, inter-organizational hostility, authoritarian and charismatic leadership, high membership turnover and ideological rigidity. Trotskyist groups have been involved in a wide range of important social movements including trade unions, student unions, anti-war, anti-racist and anti-fascist groups. While their energy and activity in civil society have had some success, their influence has never been reflected in votes or seats at elections even after the financial crisis. Drawing on extensive archival research, as well as interviews with many of the leading protagonists and activists within the Trotskyist milieu, this is essential reading for students, activists and researchers with an interest in the far left, social movements and contemporary British political history.
Автор: Doenecke Justus D Название: From Isolation to War ISBN: 1118952308 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781118952306 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 7733 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Over the past ten years, the study of American diplomacy between the end of World War I and Franklin D. Roosevelt s declaration of war in 1941 has experienced a renaissance of sorts, as evidenced by the publication of a wealth of new studies. In light o
Автор: Doenecke Justus D Название: From Isolation to War ISBN: 1118952324 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781118952320 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 2535 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The new edition of this popular and widely?“used American history textbook has been thoroughly updated to include a wealth of new scholarship on American diplomacy in the decade leading up to Japan s attack on Pearl Harbor. Features new material o